Anthropology: Political & Economic Anthropology

  • Ethnic Ambiguity and the African Past: Materiality, History, and the Shaping of Cultural Identities book cover

    Ethnic Ambiguity and the African Past

    Materiality, History, and the Shaping of Cultural Identities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Francois G Richard, Kevin C MacDonald

    The collective inquiries in this volume address ethnicity in ancient Africa as social fact and political artifact along numerous dimensions. Is ethnicity a useful analytic? What can archaeology say about the kinds of deeper time questions which scholars have asked of identities in Africa? Eleven…

    Hardback – 2015-04-01
    UCL Institute of Archaeology Publications

  • Small Town China: Rural Labour and Social Inclusion book cover

    Small Town China

    Rural Labour and Social Inclusion, 1st Edition

    By Beatriz Carrillo Garcia

    While much has been written about rural migrant workers’ experiences in the big cities, population movements into China’s vast network of towns and small cities has been largely neglected. This book presents a detailed case study of rural migrant workers experiences in a small town in a north China…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge Studies on China in Transition

  • Lived Economies of Default: Consumer Credit, Debt Collection and the Capture of Affect book cover

    Lived Economies of Default

    Consumer Credit, Debt Collection and the Capture of Affect, 1st Edition

    By Joe Deville

    Consumer credit borrowing – using credit cards, store cards and personal loans – is an important and routine part of many of our lives. But what happens when these everyday forms of borrowing go ‘bad’, when people start to default on their loans and when they cannot, or will not, repay? It is this…

    Hardback – 2015-02-11

  • Politics of Culture in Iran book cover

    Politics of Culture in Iran

    1st Edition

    By Nematollah Fazeli

    This first full-length study of the history of Iranian anthropology charts the formation and development of anthropology in Iran in the twentieth century. The text examines how and why anthropology and culture became part of wider socio-political discourses in Iran, and how they were appropriated,…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09

  • Industry and Work in Contemporary Capitalism: Global Models, Local Lives? book cover

    Industry and Work in Contemporary Capitalism

    Global Models, Local Lives?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Victoria Goddard, Susana Narotzky

    Throughout history and in every geographical location, the rise and fall of industry, which impact the fate of large populations, are tied to the development and cultural entanglement of particular models that are articulated with political power. Models are understood as knowledge devices –…

    Hardback – 2015-01-23

  • Citizenship, Civil Society and Development: Interconnections in a Global World book cover

    Citizenship, Civil Society and Development

    Interconnections in a Global World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tiina Kontinen, Henri Onodera

    The book investigates the intersection of citizenship, civil society, and development in today’s global world. The multi-disciplinary collection considers the notion of citizenship in connection with the neoliberal development agendas, participation, security discourses and legal environments. The…

    Hardback – 2014-12-08

  • The Politics of Hiding, Invisibility, and Silence: Between Absence and Presence book cover

    The Politics of Hiding, Invisibility, and Silence

    Between Absence and Presence, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rhys Dafydd Jones, James Robinson, Jennifer Turner

    What is absence? What is presence? How are these two phenomena related? Is absence merely not being present? This book examines these and other questions relating to the role of absence and presence in everyday politics. Absence and presence are used as political tools in global events and everyday…

    Hardback – 2014-11-28

  • Reproduction and Biopolitics: Ethnographies of Governance,

    Reproduction and Biopolitics

    Ethnographies of Governance, "Irrationality" and Resistance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Silvia De Zordo, Milena Marchesi

    The central theme of this volume is the notion of "irrational reproduction": the ways in which women’s and couples’ reproductive choices and practices are deemed "irrational" or "irresponsible" because they result in the "wrong number" of children. In a global context of declining fertility,…

    Hardback – 2014-10-03

  • Eruptions, Initiatives and Evolution in Citizen Activism: Civil Societies at Crossroads book cover

    Eruptions, Initiatives and Evolution in Citizen Activism

    Civil Societies at Crossroads, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rajesh Tandon, L. David Brown

    Eruptions, Initiatives and Evolution in Citizen Activism is the result of a collaborative research project spanning Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. The book analyses internal and external challenges to civil society in more than twenty countries. It investigates through…

    Hardback – 2014-10-03
    Development in Practice Books

  • Confronting Capital: Critique and Engagement in Anthropology book cover

    Confronting Capital

    Critique and Engagement in Anthropology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pauline Gardiner Barber, Belinda Leach, Winnie Lem

    This volume is an exploration of the ways in which political economy as a mode of analysis moves anthropology toward a vital, politically engaged form of scholarship. It advances the understanding of the struggles of ordinary people in the face of capitalist change. In the current economic moment…

    Paperback – 2014-09-11
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Migration in the 21st Century: Political Economy and Ethnography book cover

    Migration in the 21st Century

    Political Economy and Ethnography, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pauline Gardiner Barber, Winnie Lem

    This edited collection focuses on global migration in its inter-regional, international and transnational variants, and argues that contemporary migration scholarship is significantly advanced both within anthropology and beyond it when ethnography is theoretically engaged to grapple with the…

    Paperback – 2014-09-11
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Migration Theory: Talking across Disciplines book cover

    Migration Theory

    Talking across Disciplines, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Caroline B. Brettell, James F. Hollifield

    During the last decade the issue of migration has increased in global prominence and has caused controversy among host countries around the world. To remedy the tendency of scholars to speak only to and from their own disciplinary perspective, this book brings together in a single volume essays…

    Paperback – 2014-08-25

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